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The Ebola Viral Disease ? Changed Outbreak in a Changing World

Journal: International Journal of Progressive Sciences and Technologies (IJPSAT) (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 13-20

Keywords : Ebola virus; Ebola viral disease; Hemorrhagic Fever; Climate change; Africa; Western;

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The recent outbreak of Ebola viral disease in West Africa was the largest Ebola epidemic ever recorded in human history. Thousands of people lost their life or families, three entire countries ? Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia ? were totally devastated and their economics and health systems will need decades to restore to normal function. The current review tries to summarize the novel elements in the West Africa Ebola outbreak and to identify the reasons for the sudden virus attack in a totally unexpected region. Non-medical and non-epidemiological reasons are the most cited ? for the first time in our history a viral outbreak is directly linked with the global climate change. Among the other arguments in the origin of the West Africa Ebola outbreak we should outline the economic situation in the affected countries, the late international response and the absence of correspondence between the local communities and the health authorities. Now, when recapitulation of the last two years is going, we need to provide the correct answers of why and how this outbreak happened. It‘s time to give a new meaning of human nature-deteriorating activities threating in many cases our own health and well-being.

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